Perfection in motion. Above is a pic of Clayton Kershaw doing what he does best. Pic via the Dodgers tumblr Dodger Dugout Steps.
- David Brown at Big League Stew first reported that every MLB team will be wearing special camouflage uniforms to commemorate Memorial Day this year. Then, Roberto at VSIMH tracks down photos of the Dodger cap and jersey. See the cap to the right.
- Check out Greg Zakwin's (of Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle fame) first piece on Yahoo entitled, "Los Angeles Dodgers Have a History of Mishandling Injuries, but They Did Right by Zack Greinke and His Broken Collarbone."
- Tommy Lasorda and Charlie Hough will represent the Dodgers on the first day of the 2013 Baseball Draft, via Spencer Fordin at MLB.com.
- Michael Clair at Baseball Prospectus writes a piece that ... well, let's just say that I'm sure the Baseball world tried to forget about this. He analyzes the ballplayers who appeared within the pages of Playgirl in the 80's. BTW, our own Steve Yeager is included.
- I miss Kuroda. Via Brian Costa at the Wall Street Journal, Kuroda may be the best free agent signing the Yankees have ever made. Sigh.
- Eric Nusbaum at SB Nation writes about one of the greatest sluggers to ever play the game that no one knows about. Meet Hector Espino - Mexico's greatest hitter.
Yet Héctor Espino did not feel deprived or denied of anything; he could have played, yet he chose not to. To him there was nothing unfortunate at all about staying in Mexico. He embraced the baseball of his nation, and in doing so also rejected the notion that Mexico was some kind of little brother; that the United States owns the history of the sport. He refused to allow himself to be defined in American terms, to be measured by those who did not know him or his country. In the United States, Espino would have been a foreign entity - always and forever a Mexican slugger. His reward for staying home was a kind of heroism, a unique status of immeasurable respect and deep reverence that eludes all but a very few. Where else but Mexico could Espino have been Espino?
- Dodger Penguin shares a a great autographed Baseball of Roger Craig that has the notation 1955 Champs. Awesome! I hate knowing that he used to skipper the hated SF Giants, but having that Dodger notation on the ball really helps erase that memory.
- Greg at Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle shares his haul from this past weekends card show in Culver City. I love the vintage Batman cards he got. The artwork is fantastic. Jesse at LA Inspiration also shares what he came home with.
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